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OriginAl's Chicken Ribs

Chicken Ribs are healthy authentic BBQ using Texas dry rub spices and real hickory wood smoke with 70% less fat/calories than pork ribs

OriginAl's Chicken Ribs

Chicken Ribs are healthy authentic BBQ using Texas dry rub spices and real hickory wood smoke with 70% less fat/calories than pork ribs

$948
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 24 2015 3:40 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 24, 2015

About

What is a Chicken Rib!?

OriginAl’s Chicken Ribs were developed as a healthy and convenient real BBQ. Special care has been taken to scale this authentic process without compromise. Special cut, bone in, skinless chicken is rubbed with my combination of Texas BBQ spices and smoked with real hickory wood for full flavor. 

Alan in his element, trading jacket and all, grilling in the CBOE courtyard
Alan in his element, trading jacket and all, grilling in the CBOE courtyard

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Let's talk goals

The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to make healthy BBQ convenient and available to everyone. The long hours of low and slow needed for the best BBQ are a precious commodity usually reserved for rare special occasions. Chicken Ribs are heat and eat in the freezer case to bypass the time investment while still returning the fantastic flavor. Access to high protein and low fat ready to eat food is now limited often leaving few healthy choices. The Chicken Rib platform can easily be expanded to other fantastic flavors. Chicken Rib product trial samples in stores will speed the introduction to consumers. 

How does this scale?

The hard work of product development has been done taking a backyard creation to scalable production. Kickstarter funds raised will be used for working capital to fulfill future orders from grocers easing the cash flow burdens providing product to retailers. Secondly, it will allow more store trials and samples to boost consumer demand at point of purchase. Additional flavor profiles will make OriginAl's brand more attractive to grocers with multiple product offering and a larger footprint.

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Beautiful day for some Chicken Ribs!

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Quick Facts

• Authentic BBQ Taste and Texture: Special spice dry rub then slow cooked and smoked with hickory wood to ensure authentic BBQ flavor. This process achieves pork rib like savory taste and texture. 

 • High Protein Low Fat Skinless Chicken Meat: 4 ounces, 7 grams of fat and 120 calories, People like Chicken!!! American’s Meat, now eating twice as much chicken as in 1977. Annual Per Capita Chicken Consumption over 86 pounds compared to 50 pork and beef 64. Pork rib alternative. More than 50% of chicken is purchased for preparation and consumption at home.

• Bone In for Eating Convenience: Bone in acts as “rib” for no mess handle with or without sauce. Generous three plus ounces of meat per rib. Meaty and juicy with a handle.

• Fully Cooked - Just Heat and Eat: Flash frozen simply place on baking sheet to warm through in oven. Tasty authentic barbecue at home anytime rain or shine.  

Risks and challenges

Many obstacles have been overcome getting the Chicken Rib to market. Challenges have been from the simple USDA concerns that the product is not actually a "rib" that can challenge patience in the regulatory environment. Record high grain prices in 2012 slowed product development as chicken producers dealt with the volatility. The limited inputs of just chicken and spices lessen the concerns.
The retail grocery market is unique in its process of new product selection with Chicken Ribs in a strong position to break into the growth category of prepared food.

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    A three dollar donation will get you three recipes for delectable BBQ sides - perfect to pair with, you guessed it, Chicken Ribs!

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    Do you wish you had a smoker? Well founder and CEO Alan "OriginAl" himself will share his secret (via a video) of how to turn your gas grill into a smoker, safely and easily!

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    Ten dollars gets you your very own batch of Chicken Rib rub! Go crazy, throw it on fish, pork - season up some tofu for your vegan cousin Carl. Give everything that Chicken Rib flavor.

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    Loop lunch! Within the shadow of the Sears Tower - Haute Sausage, 335 S. Franklin, Chicago IL, will set you up with a Chicken Rib lunch. 11a-3p weekdays. www.hautesausage.com

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    Look cool in your Chicken Ribs logo tee! The softest shirt in town, heather rust color with that extra worn in feel - with the Chicken Ribs logo front and center. Make your friends jealous.

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    Late summer pub party and BBQ. Join Founder and CEO, Alan "OriginAl" Knuckman and the gang for a pub party hosted in beautiful downtown Chicago. Chicken ribs will be served. Bring your appetite, wear your party pants.

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    Get Chicken Ribs delivered to your front door! 50 bucks will get you 2 packs (3 lbs) of meaty, juicy, deliciousness. (Only within the continental USA please).

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    Cooking class time! Ever made a Chicken Ribadilla? Or a BBQ Chicken Rib pizza? Care for a Chicken Rib salad?! Join us in Lincoln Park, Chicago for a meal demo using Chicken Ribs. Sample some food and hang out!

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    A two month supply of Chicken Ribs delivered to your door! Two deliveries over a two month span (4 packs total). Never run out of dinner ideas (at least for that time period).

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    A three month supply of Chicken Ribs delivered to your door! Three deliveries over a three month span. Eat them all at once, or save them for winter.

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    OriginAl will come to your office and host a lunch party for 15-20 people. Chicken Ribs - delivered hot, become the employee of the year. Chicagoland area only.

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    It's house party time! Founder and CEO, Alan Knuckman, or as we like to say "OriginAl" will provide enough Ribs n' sides for a crew of 25. Wow your friends with a privately catered party, in your own backyard! As we like to say at Chicken Ribs, less grill...more chill. Chicagoland area only.

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    OriginAl will fly anywhere in the continental US of A to host a Chicken Rib party - with sides (yes, he has some great sides as well) for 25 people. Jet set!

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    500 LBS OF YOUR VERY OWN CUSTOM FLAVOR! That's right. You can create your VERY own custom flavor profile. We will ship you 500 lbs of Chicken Ribs rubbed the way you want. Do you love the taste of Cool Ranch Doritos?! Teriyaki?! Pineapple!? It's your world, baby.

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